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The Pleasanton Council met Monday night and Mayor Mike Frisbie opened the meeting telling the council he had not made any decision on who he would appoint to fill Joe Whitaker’s vacated council seat.

City Administrator Teresa Whitaker asked the council to approve two executive sessions; the first for five minutes for non-elected personnel dealing with employee performance and the second for 10 minutes for employee performance with Police Chief Tristan Snyder included. No action was taken from either session.

Becky Grant addressed the council concerning her commercial building, see related story in this edition.

The former Olive’s Hope building was sold with profit from the sale going in a check for $6,100 from Brandon McGinnis to former Olive’s Hope owner Sandy Atkisson; see related story in this edition.

Joe and Linda Pointer deeded 8.6 acres to the city; see related story in this edition.

Whitaker told the council that they are having “hefty issues” with the computer server the city uses and presented a bid for $13,658 to replace it, and other parts, from Jayhawk Computer. No decision was made.

Police Chief Tristan Snyder reported heavy activity in 2022, half of which he covered himself as the city had not been able to hire another officer. He said he has one officer in school and another ready to start; a new hire is on the street training.

Whitaker said FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) flood maps are out and anyone in a flood zone will receive a letter from FEMA concerning an open house scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26 from 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Labette Bank, 501 E. Market St., La Cygne.

Officials from the Division of Water Resources and others will be on hand to answer questions.

The council received revisions for the Dangerous Dog Ordinance; they will read it and address the ordinance in upcoming meetings.

City Attorney Burton Harding requested a 10 minute executive session to address ongoing litigation concerning 302 N. 12th St., the Mike Higgins property. No action was taken following the executive session.

Commissioner Danny McCullough addressed the council concerning police traffic stops near Casey’s, the county and city getting along and the senior meals site. See related story in this edition.

MEETINGS

LINN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - Monday, October 23, 2023

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The Linn County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, Oct. 23, and began their weekly meeting with the approval of the minutes of the last meeting followed by the approval of claims in the amount of $272,818.97. Linn County Rural Fire Chief Randy Hegwald presented... [More]

LA CYGNE CITY COUNCIL - Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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Among actions at the regular La Cygne council meeting last Wednesday, Oct. 18, was a split vote in which the city accepts a draft agreement for title search and warranty deed preparation of seven lots at 402 S. Broadway in exchange for absorbing a $16,400 house demolition bill.... [More]

LINN VALLEY CITY COUNCIL - Monday, October 23, 2023

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The Linn Valley City Council held its bi-monthly meeting at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 23, 2023, with Mayor Cindy Smith presiding and all council members present.    Following approval of the October 9th and October 14th meeting minutes, Mayor Smith opened the floor... [More]

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NEWS

Mine Creek Battlefield Foundation to hold music festival

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The Mine Creek Battlefield Foundation was started in 1995 by Dr. John Spencer. With the help of Arnold Schofield they formed a Foundation to raise money to procure land and save the Battlefield grounds. Through their fundraising efforts the Foundation was able to purchase... [More]

SEKMH presents outreach program to commissioners

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The Linn County Commissioners heard from Director Nathan Fawson and Bryan Cook with Southeast Kansas Mental Health (SEKMH) during their regular meeting on Monday, Apr. 8, regarding a new outreach program they have been working on. Fawson told commissioners that SEKMH was formed... [More]

Linn Valley residents respond to council appointment

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At Monday night’s Linn Valley City Council meeting, the first item on the agenda was the appointment of a new council member to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of former Council President Brenda Muncy.   Mayor Lew Donelson announced his appointment... [More]

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SPORTS

Jayhawk softball sweeps Crest

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The Jayhawk Linn softball team traveled to Crest on Apr. 4 for a league double-header against the Crest Lancers. The Hawks won both games of the double-header as the first game was 7-0 and the second game was 21-4. In the first game both teams were scoreless through the first... [More]

Prairie View track takes on tough challenge at Paola

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The Prairie View track team traveled to Paola on April 4 to compete in the very challenging Paola Invitational. The Buffalos did well as the girls team placed fifth with 56 points and the boys placed 10th with 11 points. The girls were led by Laney Schaffer and Bree Allen.... [More]

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